Author: Eric Cullen First published: 08-04-2019 22:25 Modified: 25-05-2019 23:45 Category: 2019 Juvenile Reports

The National Juvenile Championships came to a close last weekend and it was the time for the 4 x 200M relay teams to show their metal.  Three relay teams of Rathfarnham athletes made it to Athlone.  First into action was the Girls Under 13 team of Sophie Maxwell , Jodie Ritchie, Claudia Manning and Philipa Mc Glynn.  The girls finished 5th (1:59:00) in their heat, narrowly missing out in a place in the Final. The Boys U17 team of Andrew Kelly,  Billy Conroy Roche,  Oscar Comerford and Patrick Hickey finished 5th in their heat  (1:45:76). The Boys U14 team of Marcus Adekoya,  Ryan O'Neill,  Cormac Keogh and Tom O‚ÄôRegan won their heat (1:51:58). Then in a record breaking final,  the boys in green ran 2 seconds quicker and took Silver in a time of 1:49:79. The winning team Dooneen AC took 5 seconds off the previous record.Well done to all the athletes that have put in the training throughout the Winter at Monday and Saturday track sessions . Roll on the outdoor season.

Words and photo by Shane O'Neill (SON Photography on an iPhone! !)


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